The Press Release:
All 75,000 tickets for W:O:A 2021, which will take place from July 29 to 31 2021, have already been sold! The organizers have now announced the first bands on the festival line-up! Metal fans can look forward to: Judas Priest, Hämatom, Dropkick Murphys, As I Lay Dying, Rose Tattoo, Tarja, Lordi, Death SS, Venom and Moonspell.
This years Wacken Open Air couldn‘t take place due to the current pandemic. Although it’s much more quiet in the small village Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, the tradition announcing bands for the upcoming edition during the last festival day still remains! Continue reading Wacken Open Air 2021 Announces First Lineup→
The Press Release:
Dropkick Murphys are throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party this year and the whole world is invited. Dropkick Murphys’ Streaming Up From Boston online concert will be simulcast worldwide on Tuesday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT via the band’s YouTube, Facebook Live and Instagram pages, as well as via Twitch.
Watch a promo video here:
Dropkick Murphys founder Ken Casey explains, “For the first time in 24 years, we are not playing on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The current world situation is the ONLY thing that would ever stop us from doing so.”
Dropkick Murphys’ originally scheduled hometown St. Patrick’s Day Week Boston Blowout shows have been postponed until later this year. Visit the links at the close for details. The band recently released the single “Smash Sh*t Up,” and will release a new album on September 11 through the band’s own Born & Bred Records. “Smash Sh*t Up” is available digitally and on limited edition colored vinyl paired with B-side “The Bonny,” a cover of Gerry Cinnamon’s 2019 song. For more information on Dropkick Murphys, and to watch the Streaming Up From Boston online event, visit the links below:
About Dropkick Murphys:
Since forming in 1996, Boston’s Dropkick Murphys have sold a staggering 7 million albums worldwide, with 2005’s The Warrior’s Code achieving an RIAA Gold certification and its smash single “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” nearing double platinum and appearing during a key moment of Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning The Departed. Dropkick Murphys have become ambassadors for their Boston hometown and have built a legacy that does Beantown proud. The band recently released the single “Smash Sh*t Up,” and will release a new album this fall. “Smash Sh*t Up” is available digitally and on limited edition colored vinyl paired with B-side “The Bonny,” a cover of Gerry Cinnamon’s 2019 song. Recently, Dropkick Murphys’ song “Rose Tattoo”–from their Signed and Sealed in Blood album–was chosen by Loudwire as one of the “Top 66 Best Of The Decade Rock Songs,” appearing at #21 on the list. Dropkick Murphys–Al Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, mellotron, whistles, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, acoustic guitars, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, percussion, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals), Kevin Rheault (touring bassist), Lee Forshner (touring bagpipe player)–continue to tour in support of their 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory album (released through the band’s own Born & Bred Records in 2017), which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the #1 independently released album.
We’ve been paying close attention to the concerns about this Coronavirus Pandemic that has been on the news almost constantly for the last few days and has found tours and events such as Devin Townsend, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Pearl Jam, SXSW Festival and E3 Expo either postponed or cancelled altogether. Now comes the news from the Dropkick Murphys who are being health conscious and postponing that fun bunch of shows they were calling the “Boston Blowout”. Take a look down below.
The Press Release:
With a new home at the world-renowned Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the 10th year of Welcome To Rockville features an unparalleled lineup of today’s top rock and metal artists and up-and-coming talent for Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience, happening on Friday, May 8, Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 2020.
As previously announced, Metallica—recently named the world’s biggest all-time touring act by Pollstar—will exclusively headline all five Danny Wimmer Presents hard rock festivals in 2020, including Welcome To Rockville, in a unique collaboration unprecedented for any American festival promoter or band.
In addition to Metallica, who will perform two different sets (Friday, May 8 and Sunday, May 10), fan favorite Disturbed will headline Saturday, May 9. The diverse lineup also includes Lynyrd Skynyrd (their last show ever in their Northern Florida home area), Godsmack, Deftones, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb of God, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Mastodon, Gojira, Royal Blood, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Anthrax, Ghostemane, Hellyeah, Hollywood Undead, Bad Wolves and many more. Continue reading Welcome To Rockville 2020 Full Lineup Announced→
I have to admit that the last thing that I think about right after Thanksgiving is St. Patrick’s Day since there are so many other holidays between then and now. That being said, I’m here to share the latest announcement from the Celtic Punk band Dropkick Murphys who will be doing a run of shows in their hometown of Boston that lead up to the big day. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Dropkick Murphys will take Boston by storm in March 2020 with their hometown St. Patrick’s Day week Boston Blowout. Consisting of six shows in five days, the week-long celebration will kick off with a special “in the round” performance at Encore Boston Harbor on Friday, March 13 and conclude on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) at House Of Blues Boston.